Among Us Has Become So Successful That The Sequel Has Been Cancelled

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Bad news or good news? Innersloth

There’s no question that Among Us has increased in popularity. When it was first released in 2018, little attention was given to it, particularly by many gamers. However, this changed when it was brought to the attention of everyone by YouTubers and Twitch streamers. There’s a downside to all of this though, as developer Innersloth confirmed that Among Us 2 is cancelled, just two months after it was announced.

In a blog post, Innersloth said that they were planning to do a sequel because the codebase of the first game was so outdated and wasn’t built to support adding so much new content. However, with a lot of new people really enjoying Among Us, this resulted in the development team wanting “to be able to support the game and take it to the next level.”

By putting a stop to Among Us 2, this means that the focus is now going to be mainly spent on improving Among Us. It also means that all content planned for the sequel is going to the first one. Innersloth went on to say that it’s actually “the more difficult choice because it means going deep into the core code of the game and reworking several parts of it.”

Here are some of the plans being worked on:

  • Servers
    • The development team continues to work in solving server issues. There is still no ETA on this, but things should be getting better over time.
  • Colorblind support
    • According to Innersloth, this is something that they have been putting off for quite some time. There is a plan to add other identifiers for players along with certain color focused tasks. This should allow for the chance to add more colors given that it was difficult to do so in the past after it became too difficult to tell players apart.
  • Friends/Account System
    • The team is finally going to have some time to work on this. This is going to take some time, but it’s sure to improve the game.
  • A New Stage
    • This is still at the early stage and the team has just started designing the layout. Not to worry as the theme has been decided, which is a Henry Stickmin-themed location.

What do you think? Is cancelling the sequel a good decision? Let us know in the comments below.

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